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Warbler, Nashville bird pictures


Warbler, Nashville bird picturesNASHVILLE WARBLER
646. Vermivora rubricapilla. 4 3/4 inches

Male with a brown crown patch; female duller colored and with no crown patch. Dry side hills covered with young trees are favorite resorts for the Warblers.

They conceal their nests on the ground under tufts of dead grass or overhanging stones.

They are often rather shy and hard to sight, but you can usually hear their song, a lazy sounding "ker-chip-chip-chip-cherr-wee-e-e," ending in a short trill.

These birds breed in the northern half of the U.S. and southern Canada, winter ing in Central America.

A sub-species is found on the Pacific Coast.